Greenback gains smartly against yen in Asia

On Tuesday, the evergreen buck gained smartly against the Japanese yen and the Australian dollar during Asia trade after regional data and traders turning focus to the release of the long-awaited minutes of the Fed September board gathering.

The currency pair USD/JPY was worth 103.94,ascending 0.33%, while AUD/USD hit 0.7580, tumbling 0.37%.

Japan posted a current account surplus of about ¥1.98 trillion for August, which is wider than the seasonally-adjusted surplus of ¥1.58 trillion observed.

The September NAB business confidence poll came in at a reading of +6, quite intact from last month, and the NAB business survey tacked on to +8 from the previous reading of +7.

Earlier, Australia told that home loans for August dropped 3%, which is more than the 2.5% sink observed month-on-month, while housing finance leapt 0.1%, compared with last reading of a 0.5% revenues with finance commitments for owner-occupied dwellings going down for the second consecutive month owing mostly to a sag in loans for purchases of existing dwellings as well as a dip in loans for purchases of new dwellings.

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